Novak Djokovic: 'Roger Federer's eighth Wimbledon title is incredible'- View: 43232 by Gatto Luigi
In his press conference in Belgrade on Wednesday, Novak Djokovic, after announcing his decision to skip the whole second half of the season, answered journalists' question and made a step back, looking at the 2016 season when the elbow injury was already influencing him.
'Roland Garros was icing on the cake,' he admitted. 'The tournament that I wanted to win so much, especially the last three years, I was in the finals. Then last year I finally realized that dream. I came to a phase where I had achieved everything and no matter how much happiness and fulfillment it gave me, I felt exhausted.
Maybe sitting now and looking from this point, I think I maybe should have taken a break after Wimbledon last year, but it was Olympic year and I could not make that decision. Everything was happening really fast and then I injured my wrist, which was terrible.
I got to know myself in other ways. I was basically trying to connect in better ways because I lost a little of that touch after Roland Garros. Results started to come back again in last three-four months.' Djokovic still loves tennis: 'I have no regrets because everything happens for a reason.
I feel good on the court and I can’t wait to get back on the court. And I’m not saying this because you are here, or because someone told me to say this. I enjoy playing, not only when I’m winning but everytime when I get to hold a racquet.
Tennis is my love and passion. I really like to play with my son, my brother and my dad, at any time. The happiness of playing is what makes me to go forward. I lost it a little bit at the end of last year, it is understandable.
I found that happiness back and it is no longer a problem. I don’t see that the end of my career is anytime soon. So, get ready, to watch more matches of mine in the next season.' He will also skip the Davis Cup semi-finals against France, but he would like to be in Lille to support the team: 'I maybe go there also half a day, just to stay close to my teammates.
It will depend on when my daughter will be born.' Djokovic finally spoke about Roger Federer's eighth Wimbledon title: 'I congratulate Roger on a fantastic season, especially this Wimbledon title which is incredible.' ALSO READ: Pat Cash: 'Novak Djokovic's comeback won't be as Roger Federer's' .